Strings Around The World is committed both to giving back to the community and making it possible for kids to study music worldwide. Check back every term to read about current outreach projects!
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The winter of 2014 took Strings Around The World to Mexico for concerts, technique class, outreach and more!
In the summer of 2013, Strings Around The World headed to beautiful Nassau, Bahamas for an exciting (and hot!) month of outreach activities including teaching, teacher development, orchestra workshops and concert performances.
In the winter and spring of 2013, Strings Around The World teamed up with a number of Canadian orchestras and Suzuki programs to collect gently used strings, rosin, shoulder rests, bows and instruments. All donations were delivered to programs in Central America and the Caribbean where it's difficult and prohibitively expensive to come by supplies.
Strings Around The World launched a series of workshops and virtual school visits available at no cost to classrooms around the world through Skype in the Classroom. They include workshops for students of all ages:
Elements of music: Pitch, rhythm, form, dynamics and tempo are just a few of the elements that make up the music we hear every day.
Let's Write a Soundtrack Together: Stringed instruments are wonderful tools for making sound effects, portraying moods and creating atmosphere. Classes and artists can collaborate to create a soundtrack for a story, or a story for a sound track!
All In The Family: An introduction to the stringed instruments of the orchestra.
"Bach, Beethoven and the Boys:" A group lesson on the lives of the composers, and how they relate to the music we know and love today.
Strings Around The World: Stringed instruments exists in the majority of the worlds cultures. A combined lesson in geography and music as a class explores stringed music from around the world (with a live violinist)
Practice Makes Perfect: An interactive lesson on practicing methods and techniques for string players
Spice up your Scales: An introduction to practice methods for technical exercises using popular beats and chord progressions.
Know your musical heritage: Music has long been a way of preserving traditions and history in communities. Using Bela Bartok as an introduction, students learn about their own musical traditions and learn to notate them using principals of pitch, rhythm and notation.